Florida Homestead Exemption Tax, Amendment 3 (1986)

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The Florida Homestead Exemption Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 4, 1986.

This amendment sought to modify Articles VII and XII of the Florida Constitution to change the homestead tax exemption to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, with total up to $25,000.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1986)
Defeatedd No2,045,47364.47%
Yes 1,127,438 35.53%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Provides that the homestead tax exemption shall be changed from $25,000 to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, the total exemption not to exceed $25,000.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-86"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.